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Bran Flakes, The / I Have Hands
Album:I Have Hands Collection:General
Artist:Bran Flakes, The Added:Apr 2010
Label:Illegal Art 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-08-01 Pull Date:2010-10-03 
Week Ending:Oct 3Sep 19Sep 12Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8

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5.Nov 23, 2012:Killer Yellow
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3.Jul 13, 2014:stringless balloon
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6.Mar 28, 2012:Brownian Motion
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-07-18 
Pacific Northwest musical sample artists. Think Tipsy, People Like Us, Negativland, Evolution Control Committee, i.e. all the greats, with a dash of Amon Tobin. Uses a lot of old records and sound bites, familiar stuff tossed in and very fun. Whereas Tipsy was always concerned with sample clearance I doubt these guys got clearance from Dolly Parton et al. This places them more in the ranks with Culturcide. Fun and musical, not cloying like some “retro-lounge” mashups can be, and musical unlike People Like Us or Wobbly etc. Great stuff that centers around samples taken from some children’s records, all songs brief. If silly. Tons and tons of great little interludes in here to spice up your show, some just silly, some irreverent and sick.

1) upbeat silly with band introduction “are you a band?!”
2) dancy good beat, with a western flare, fun, very Tipsy
4) brief faux radio LID for them
5) Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” is ass raped, bent, folded and mutilated
6) upbeat, childlike samples
7) brief: “don knots” looped
8) upbeat electrorock, with breathy-airy retro female melodic “la la’s”
9) mashes up Mexican tambora, strange
10) downtempo, with flute melodies, distant chipmunk backgrounds, and I’m pretty sure he keeps saying “dumb”
11) YES! They take the famous “dogs singing jingle bells” apart
12) brief, “make a funny sound” looped
13) upbeat, childs voice “nobody loves me”, very 50’s kitsch but some sick twists for sure
14) brief silliness, “diarrhea?”
15) eletrofun, silly synth melody
16) quintessential stuff plunders Christian childrens record, Noah’s flood and other fairy tales
17) funky disco feel
18) the disco continues
19) more of an 80’s disco feel now
20) disco madness continues
21) someone had to destroy the David Lee Roth studio recordings, van halen!!!
22) swingy funky beat with asian voice samples (this is familiar but I cant place it)
23) more pop silliness with 50’s voice sample
24) upbeat silly 80’s feel
25-27) silly electro pop just wont stop
28) brief, child singing “I am a promise”
29) sounds exactly like King Missle, upbeat strange, great!, uses the old “do you have a friend” sample
30) 50’s samples “that’s the end of the album

Track Listing
1.Hi 16.The Sidewalk Song
2.Rodeo Butterfly 17.I Wonder Where My Grandmother Is
3.Klam 18.Mr. And Mrs. Footsie
4.Stumble Out Of Bed 19.Funky Feeling
5.I'm Not Feeling Very Well 20.I Comb My Hair Sideways
6.Marchy March 21.Van Pop
7.Don Knotts 22.If I Loved You
8.The Girl That I Used To Be 23.Fifty Four Fifty
9.What It's All About 24.Jump Up
10.Dance Of The Sugarsnap Fairy 25.Beat Head
11.Singing Dogs 26.The Crickets Ditty
12.Make A Funny Sound 27.Sunshine Country
13.You Can Do Most Anything 28.I Am A Promise
14.Do You Want Salad With Your Taco 29.I Have A Friend
15.Mini Mountain Queen 30.Bye